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So you use MIDI controllers, the MIDI protocol every day in your studio or live music setup. But how much do you know about how it works? Here's what MIDI Channel Voice Messages are all about.
Well, it looks like NAMM 2018 is going to be the year when a number of new hardware synthesizers will be unveiled. Amongst them we suspect this timely tease from Behringer hails a new ARP 2600 clone.
From real analog synths to clones, laptops with 3 screens to 52 free audio plugins, Spotify changing its loudness target to Adidas shoes that look like the TR-808. This is the best of our news 2017.
Start the new year with these three inventive Reaktor ensembles which are now free for a limited-time only. DropSynth, A Memory of Light, and WavCloud are yours to download.
2017 saw a plethora of Kontakt instruments that took what we thought was possible to the next level both in sound quality and feature sets. Here's some of our favorites from the past year.
The announcement of the upcoming Jamstick guitars coincides with brand new software upgrades for the Jamstik playing experience, including a web-based play portal and updated JamTutor app for iOS.
The greatest synth event of the year is coming to The Fez in Berlin in just four months. Superbooth 218 promises to be bigger and better than ever so get your discounted tickets before it's too late.
Here's the latest news for the curiously cool customizable Tinami MD-1 MIDI controller. It looks set to be available in February 2018 for under â‚¬200!!
It's been a quiet year for MIDI controllers from the big players but there have still been some impressive new controllers released for software and hardware musicians.
The good news for recording producers is that Antelope Audio's Discrete microphone preamp interfaces are now shipping and their classic mic modelling / emulation solutions are also available.
Jon Rundell is an accomplished DJ and producer who as well as releasing his own music has remixed for the likes of Josh Wink. We caught up with him to find out what makes him tick.
Hardware synths continued to grow in popularity through 2017 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 10 of our favorite hardware synths released this year. Â
Dipole from Sinevibes is a flanger effect that uses the concept of using two tape machines to create positive and negative flanger effects in a high-fidelity plugin.
Considered one of the most popular synthesizers in Roland history, Roland Cloud has brought the classic JV-1080 back to life in software plugin format. And it sounds good!
Audio interfaces are the heart of most music recording studios. Here's seven of the best released in 2017 which we either reviewed or were very impressed by.
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